I haven´t found much searching on the net.

The case: One cell is filled out in date-format by the TODAY() function. How can I update another cell with the actual day as string? I´ve seen older examples by using CHOOSE func, or the the WEEKDAY() func formatted. Nothing seems to work for me.

  • What do you mean by "nothing seems to work for me"? Do you get an error message? Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 15:23
  • What have you tried that doesn't work? If you don't mention that, you're likely to get answers that suggest exactly that.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 15:52
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    Like the provided answer down here, as read on another site, that formel gives me an parser error.
    – CARTOS
    Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 18:16
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    Are you using a language other than English? If so, then you need to use semi-colons instead of commas in your functions. That may be the source of your error.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 14:33
  • English is default. Its fixed.
    – CARTOS
    Commented Feb 3, 2018 at 8:04

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where A1 is the cell with the date.

  • Funny: Google examples have a comma separating the fields, but it doesn't work. Using semicolon as in the answer works.
    – Diego
    Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 8:50
  • @Diego It probably has to do with your spreadsheet locale settings. It should work with comma in US locale.
    – TheMaster
    Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 8:54
  • you are correct. Anyway I found it odd that it does, bad design.
    – Diego
    Commented Sep 21, 2020 at 9:11

This solution works for me:


where A1 is the cell with the date.

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